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CONTACT: Amy Smorodin
April 8, 2008
(202) 289-8928
PFF Event: ICANN & Internet Governance
April 24th Congressional Seminar to Explore Internet Governance Issues

WASHINGTON D.C. - As the Internet has become the backbone of our Digital Age economy, the issue of "governance" has taken on a new importance.  What's next for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the non-profit corporation responsible for coordinating administration of the domain name system? New developments and possible policy implications will be discussed at "ICANN & Internet Governance: How Did We Get Here & Where Are We Heading?" a congressional seminar hosted by The Progress & Freedom Foundation.

The luncheon event, scheduled for April 24th, will feature a panel of recognized experts who will discuss the history and evolution of ICANN and debate such topics as the proposal for new top level domains, domain name system security, and ICANN's future after the expiration of its Joint Project Agreement/Memorandum of Understanding with the Commerce Department.  The discussion will be moderated by PFF Adjunct Fellow Michael Palage, who served on the ICANN Board from 2003 to 2006.

"ICANN & Internet Governance:  How Did We Get Here & Where Are We Heading?" will be held Friday, April 24th from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm in Room 2123 at the Rayburn House Office Building.  Lunch will be served.  Those interested in attending can register here. Media queries should be directed to Amy Smorodin at Others should contact Allison Bringardner at 202-289-8928 or

The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.



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